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Welcome to the Procurement Department website. To view information on our teams and the services we provide click on the links below. If there are any requests for further information please contact the Procurement Team @

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County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people.Our highly skilled consultants, doctors, midwives and other clinical staff provide a wide range of medical, surgical, emergency and community services, as well as a range of paediatric, neonatal and specialist services.

The Trust has an addressable non-pay expenditure of circa. £102m.Our strategy encompasses all non-pay expenditure, excluding medicines, to support the corporate objectives of the Trust.

The Procurement Department is responsible for the acquisition of goods, services and works through a compliant process in order to obtain best value, by evidencing value for money to meet the needs of the Trust in terms of product, quality, people, time, performance, location and price and to ensure it benefits from collaborative procurement and related services.

The appropriate management of procurement is essential to the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and support services. Patient care depends on the assured availability of high quality products, consumables and services, and accountability for the expenditure of taxpayer's money requires that sound economic decisions be taken in relation to supply.

Consideration must be given to the requirements of the Department of Health publication - Better Procurement Better Value Better Care, Lord Carters Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations and other Department of Health publications, whilst having a regard to propriety and a regularity of competing the Trusts requirements while meeting our legal obligations under the European Union procurement regulations and all other international agreements as implemented into UK Law.